Thesaurus / distinguishing
EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB
They are quick to discriminate the main lines and the distinguishing traits of personality.
LITERATURE IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLPORTER LANDER MACCLINTOCK
The bark provides a ready means of distinguishing this tree.
FOREST TREES OF ILLINOISFULLER GEORGE D.
The beauty of the bird is in the throat, which has three strongly contrasted colours, distinguishing it from all other Synallaxes.
ARGENTINE ORNITHOLOGY, VOLUME I (OF 2)P. L. SCLATER
I know of no distinguishing feature presented by the coral reefs of the Louisiade compared with those which I have seen elsewhere.
VOYAGE OF H.M.S. RATTLESNAKE, VOL. 2 (OF 2)JOHN MACGILLIVRAY
Their distinguishing feature was the peculiar substance of which the burner-tips were formed.
GAS BURNERSOWEN MERRIMAN
On the other hand, there were a few temples in which a severe and extreme unity was the distinguishing characteristic.
A HISTORY OF ART IN ANCIENT EGYPT, VOL. I (OF 2)GEORGES PERROT
Others think the ocelli are only capable of distinguishing light from darkness.
THE INSECT FOLKMARGARET WARNER MORLEY
Thus the child, having acquired the power of distinguishing one thing from another, has laid the foundations of the intelligence.
SPONTANEOUS ACTIVITY IN EDUCATIONMARIA MONTESSORI
As a general rule, a large number of rings may be considered a distinguishing feature of a well-built engine.
GAS-ENGINES AND PRODUCER-GAS PLANTSR. E. MATHOT
The rules for distinguishing the gender of such nouns are as complicated as in German, and must be learned from the grammars.
WORDS RELATED TO DISTINGUISHING
- breaking down
- breaking up
- splitting up
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